Sports Illustrated took a look back at some of the best basketball players of the decade. You are already guessing, right? LeBron James is on the top, and Kevin Durant is behind next to him.
According to Sports Illustrated,
LeBron is the best player of the decade and probably the best player of all
time. You can’t put LeBron’s brilliance in one sentence. Take a look at his
game, and you will soon realize that he has a sharp skillset.
“LeBron’s last decade feels like multiple lifetimes. From
2011–2013 especially, James was on a different astral plane than every other
player in the NBA. He was toying with basketball. Remember when he tried to
score 30 points a night on 60% shooting just because he needed something to do
during the regular season? Remember when he closed out Kevin Durant and Russell
Westbrook with a triple double to win his first Finals? Remember when he saved
the Heat and the Big Three with his monumental Game 6 on the road in Boston? Or
how about his Finals-clinching shot in Game 7 of an epic series against the
SI also mentioned The Block. They
say it was the most breathtaking play of the millennium, adding that it was a “superhuman
display of effort and determination.” Yes, we know this was one of the greatest
Finals comeback ever.
LeBron made eight straight
you loved or hated LeBron, he provided you with incredible moment after
incredible moment. He gave you something to talk about. He made you feel
passionately about him one way or another. And any adversity in his career only
made his highlights stand out that much more. We’re really all just lucky to
have been alive at the same time as LeBron James.”
LeBron and the
Los Angeles Lakers missed the playoffs last season. But, they have a bunch of
new players on the roster this season, including Anthony Davis. The superstar
is positive about the upcoming season, and Davis is ready for a title. It will
be a big season for both players. Will they make the Finals?